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China Beach, Da Nang & Harold Baldr on YouTube


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I enjoyed the 1988-1991 TV series China Beach, mainly because I had a crush on Dana Delany (nurse Colleen McMurphy ). The exact locale is not disclosed in the series but was based on an R&R/surgical hospital based in DaNang, Vietnam.

Last night I watched a YouTube video by vlogger Harold Baldr, who is Norwegian but speaks fluent, unaccented English. The title:

$40 Apartment vs. $30 Hotel in Vietnam

Based on a visit to DaNang a year ago, it shows how dramatically Vietnam has become a modern, up-scale country. The beach itself is stunning. Worth the view.

See https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/28/vietnam-war-da-nang-50-year-anniversary-flourishing

On the beach where US troops landed 50 years ago, a new Vietnam flourishes

This week’s anniversary will pass quietly in a rejuvenated nation where the young are more interested in tech and social media than memories of the past (2015 article)
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